Con el espíritu de difundir la bioética en México y en el mundo, el instituto de Investigaciones en Bioética facilita el acceso a bases de datos de información especializada como la del Eubios Ethics Institute, el cual tiene a disposición de la comunidad interesada en el campo, gran cantidad de material informativo, didáctico y de libre acceso. A continuación algunos aportes en el campo del respeto a todas las formas de vida.
What are animal rights?
Animals are used in many ways by people. Do animals have a right to live without pain caused by people? Do they have a right to live free? If animals have rights then human beings have corresponding duties towards them. While we would all agree that we have some duties to animals, there is disagreement about just how many and what kind of duties we have. We come across these issues every day when we eat meat, play with our pets, or use products made from, or tested by, animals.
Animals which feel pain are called sentient animals. In practice one important criteria we use in judging the use of animals is how much pain is caused. Let us consider some of the factors that people use to discuss animal rights.
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Ecology And Life
Bioethics could be defined as the study of ethical issues and decision-making associated with the use of living organisms. Bioethics includes both medical ethics and environmental ethics. Bioethics is learning how to balance different benefits, risks and duties. Concepts of bioethics can be seen in literature, art, music, culture, philosophy, and religion, throughout history. Every culture has developed bioethics, and in this book there is a range of teaching resources that can be used that are written from a cross-cultural perspective by a variety of authors.
In order to have a sustainable future, we need to promote bioethical maturity. We could call the bioethical maturity of a society the ability to balance the benefits and risks of applications of biological or medical technology. It is also reflected in the extent to which public views are incorporated into policy-making while respecting the duties of society to ensure individual’s informed choice. Awareness of concerns and risks should be maintained, and debated, for it may lessen the possibility of misuse of these technologies. Other important ideals of bioethics such as autonomy and justice need to be protected and included when balancing benefits and risks.
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